When I was growing up I was obsessed with fairies, ha, and I’m just as excited about them to this day! My girls caught the faerie fever at a young age, and have joined me in all my fairy activities. From dressing up as fairies for the Ren Faire to our latest project, what my girls call The Fairy Garden. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, create a children’s garden hideaway, sometimes called a fort, or a secret garden, I was so excited to build one with my girls.
HOW WE MADE IT FOR $10:
$3 bamboo sticks
$4 ball of twine
$3 in pea and sunflower seeds
(Prebuild: Shovel up the grass and create a circle sized planting bed.)
Step One: Push the six long bamboo sticks into the earth in a circle.
Step Two: Securely tie and knot them at the top with twine.
Step Three: Carefully wrap twine around the structure, leaving one space open for an entrance.
As soon as it was finished we planted peas and sunflowers around it, which obligingly popped up and have been growing swiftly ever since.
It’s still a little bare now, but hopefully it will be covered in pea plants soon, and then the corn plants will grow up around it, hiding it away from the world, to be a true secret garden.
06/28/2013 UPDATE! See the updated post here: Children’s Fairy Garden – UPDATE